All women are mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all in the Southern Hemisphere and tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere.

I have been thinking that being a mother extends much further than just having little human beings to take care of.  All women are mothers and all mothers should be celebrated.

Many have furry children of the 4 legged kind. Many have beautiful gardens they tend to. Many look after their parents as they grow older. Many give birth to creative projects with visual art or words. Many care for extended family and friends.  Many are teachers, guardians, friends, lovers, caregivers, nurses, doctors, drivers, cooks, and cleaners.

Most women give their light to heal, guide, grow, love and care for others often putting everyone else in front of the line.

Women are special creatures. I celebrate and honour all of you including mother earth equally and not for just one day in May. Always.

You are brave
You are bold
You are kind
You are strong
You are love
You are gracious
You are courageous
You are divine
You are honoured
You are beautiful

Enough said.

All my love
Danielle x

My heart aches for Nepal

I am in tears of sadness this morning.

I have been in a remote part of Australia and have just seen the news about this devastating news of a 7.8 magnitude Earthquake in Nepal.  This is where we are working so hard to raise the funds for our Sleepy Magic School (if you haven’t read up about our project go to The Gold Light Project)

The reports I am hearing are that the death toll exceeds 1,300 people and this will rise, 18 climbers were found dead after a avalanche was triggered, others are trapped.  Dozens of buildings have collapsed –  this means schools. God knows how many families had to sleep on the street last night and will continue to do so because there is nowhere to go and for fear of the terrifying aftershocks. This is the worst tremor to hit the area in over 80 years!

This is devastating.

It’s more important than ever for us to build or rebuild a school in the area. They need us.

Please go to our official Sleepy Magic Everyday Hero Page if you would like to help.

Thank you thank you and feel free to email me.

Hug and kiss your children tight.

All my love
Danielle x

Fabulous family feedback

Wow I have to share what an amazing month it has been since kicking off Sleepy Magic. The support is flooding in and so are the results from parents who have read the book and now starting their own beautiful rituals with their children. Loving the feedback.

“I have just read your book given to me by my dear friend – Jess.  I loved it and found it so inspirational. I have cut out the affirmations and are starting to use on one of my kids. I can’t wait to use on all 3 of my kids. I will definitely be passing the word around to my friends about Sleepy Magic!! It was great xx Thanks”
– Michelle, Mother of 3, ages 10, 8, and 5

Yea Michelle! I am over the Sleepy Magic moon about this.

And it just gets better. Yesterday, I received the most wonderful gifts from a 4 year old girl who has been doing Sleepy Magic with her mom.  I do not know them.  She drew these beautiful pictures in Deborah Beers (my kinesiologist) office while her mother was having a session and wanted me to have them.  One is the Story of the Rainbow Bears from the book, another is my house with a rainbow in it (which is true) and of course the last one is a pirates hat (how did she know I love Johnny Depp?) and inside is a picture of me (looking good) and the artist signature.  I cried.  I have hung them proudly in my studio. Thank you little stranger you are beautiful and talented. I hope we meet one day.

Now it’s your turn, if you have bought the book and using it with your children I would love to hear from you. Please email me at 

If you haven’t gotten your copy yet don’t be shy, you can grab one here!

At the end of each month, I will be happily announcing how much the Sleepy Magic Community has raised for our school. We are off to such an awesome start that I am busting to tell you.  Let’s change some lives!!

All love,

4GR Big Breakfast Radio Interview

A week ago I did my first radio interview and I wanted to share it to shed some light on the book. Before the interview I did the breathing exercise from Sleepy Magic and a 10 minute meditation. I felt remarkable calm considering two days before I had a mini meltdown. The hosts were very gracious even when I messed up one of their names. No one told me! Yikes.

Launch Party

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You have to love when events, people and places fall into place. Sweet serendipity.  The launch party to celebrate the birth of Sleepy Magic  just so happened to be on my actual birthday.  The room was filled with love and support. It felt wonderful to hold that pen in my hand and sign love notes to my friends and family.  I gave my first speech ever, I didn’t even speak at our wedding many moons ago. It’s amazing how when you speak from your heart how calm you are inside. People even laughed at my jokes (I think it was my jokes) and some cried with me when I spoke about our Sleepy Magic School.  The positive energy was palpable.  While taking in that moment I knew I was right where I need to be and doing what I needed to do.  I felt whole.  Thanks to everyone who made it a special night. xo

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